Right at Home Mitcham, Streatham & Dulwich
At Right at Home we provide personal care and companionship to older people in the community to enable them to continue to live independently in their own homes and communities. We are committed to delivering the highest quality care to our clients, giving them the time they need to ensure that they are treated with dignity and the utmost respect. We take our lead from our clients, listening to them and working with them and their families to provide the kind of support that they want. Our core values are to provide compassionate and caring support at every level and build lasting relationships to support our clients to continue with their routines and live well. Our CareGivers are trained to the highest standards to enable them to understand and work sensitively with clients living with Dementia.
- 19 July 2017
- Domiciliary Care
- Local Alliances:
- Merton Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We are committed to tailoring our support to the needs of our clients and working to achieving the best outcomes for clients to enable them to live well with Dementia. We are passionate in our aim to educate and train our staff effectively so that they have the best skills, awareness and support in looking after people living with Dementia. We believe in promoting an open dialogue with our staff, families and others in the community to further the awareness of Dementia and to improve the quality of life for our clients and others in the community living with Dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Challenging the negative images and assumptions people have about Dementia and incorporating positive messages in our community. Building relationships with community organisations that are involved in the lives of our clients so that prejudices can be overturned and people can be supported within the community to overcome perceptions about people living with Dementia and the positive roles they can play with society.
We are keen to help reduce loneliness and isolation in our area.
We would like to start a new dementia café in Dulwich. We may combine this with a dementia care advice session.
We started a café in Upper Norwood but stopped due to lack of guests
We would like to start one or more “Singing for the Mind” groups in or near Dulwich.
Our group in Norbury at St Oswalds ran for 6 months but we stopped due to lack of numbers.
Our plan now is to find a better location for the group(s) ideally where there is already an established group where potential attendees and their carers attend
Dementia Friends Champion
Allow a staff member to do the free one day induction training to become a Dementia Friends Champion via www.dementiafriends.org.uk